Trump Explains Air Force One Cancellation: I Want Boeing to Make Money, ‘But Not That Much Money’
When explaining a Tuesday morning tweet that seemingly announced the cancellation of an updated Air Force One, president-elect Donald Trump said that while he wants Boeing to make money, he doesn’t want them to make too much on the plane.
Trump tweeted that he was cancelling the contract based on the excessive $4 billion pricetag (where Trump got that number is unclear; previous reports indicated that the Air Force actually only budgeted around 1.6 billion for the project, for multiple planes).
Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016
“Sir, you tweeted about canceling the contract about the new Air Force One?” cued up a reporter.
“Well, the plane is totally out of control,” Trump responded. “It’s going to be over $4 billion. It’s for Air Force One program, and I think it’s ridiculous.”
“I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number,” he said. “We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money.”
Watch above, via CNBC.
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